RCMP say two computers were left on the steps of a Kaslo church this week, more than two weeks after a pile of stolen goods was left by the side of the road.
Johnsons Landing was devastated by a landslide last July that killed four people and buried several homes and properties. Since that time several families have been unable to return to their homes because experts fear a second landslide could strike the area.
Kaslo RCMP Cpl. Shaun Begg said all the media attention may have the thief or thieves worried.
"There's so much heat in the community. Any time we are at the north end of the [Kootenay Lake], we are being stopped and asked if we have any leads or are getting information about suspicious vehicles in the area," Begg said.
"Is it a thief with a conscience, or perhaps they are worried about getting caught?"
Police said after the computers are checked for fingerprints, they'll be given back to the resident who owns them.
There are still a few hundred records and some hand tools that have yet to be returned.